Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Top 5 Funniest Moments in WWE

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Top 5 Funniest Moments in WWE

Edwin Kiplagat
February 27, 2024 at 3:53 PM
  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is one of the greatest wrestlers ever
  • His performances in and out of a WWE ring entertained millions
  • Despite his WWE stint being short, he had many funny moments

Before becoming a household name in Hollywood, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson used to entertain millions of people inside a WWE ring.

His career in the business was short, but his impact is everlasting. The Rock was a global star during the Attitude Era, and he had some iconic moments alongside Stone Cold Steve Austin.

Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson best mic worker, WWE, Stone Cold, Triple H, Billy Gunn
Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson is one of the best WWE stars ever. Photo by Louis Grasse/PXimages/Icon Sportswire.
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The Rock and Austin took WWE to new heights in the late 1990s and early 2000s, making it the global brand it is today, per Bleacher Report.

The 51-year-old faced some of the WWE icons on the grandest stage, entertaining fans with his performances and work on the microphone.

He is regarded as one of the best-ever WWE superstars of all time. Some of his best moments came when he was doing a promo. Here are his top 5 moments in the promotion.

The Rock's funniest WWE moments

5. The Rock makes Coach dance

These two stars would entertain crowds just by having a conversation. Most of it would include the Rock mocking Jonathan Coachman, a backstage reporter. After the 2002 Royal Rumble, Coach interviewed Rock backstage on Smackdown.

The Jumanji actor then asked Coach to dance to a song. As he was dancing, the Rock kicked him out of the interview, insulting him in the process. Fans cheered wildly as Rock started calling out Chris Jericho.

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4. The Rock meets NWO

After a match with the Undertaker in No Way Out on February 17, 2002, The Rock was being tended to when nWo members, Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, and Scot Hall, came up to meet him.

Hogan claimed that The Rock was his son's favourite wrestler, and he wanted a picture with the "Great One". After taking the photo, Hogan made a comment that irked The Rock. The actor then dissed every single member of the nWo, in what remains one of his best moments in WWE.

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3. The Rock jeered in Toronto

The Rock was on a heel run ahead of Wrestlemania 19, where he was set to face Steve Austin. Stone Cold was not in the building that night, and the Rock had fun with the crowd.

He ripped them throughout the segment, but the fans booed him when he touched their beloved Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team.

"There's only one true superstar of the decade, true superstar of the millennium - you know who that is? The Rock will tell you who that is. Toronto, that is the jabroni beating, pie eating, trailblazing, eyebrow-raising, strong than a bear, faster than a buck, the biggest thing to hit Canada because the Maple Leafs (expletive)!"

2. The Rock rips Armageddon opponents

WWE had a PPV called Armageddon in 2000, and it featured all the legends of the business, who faced off in a Hell in a Cell championship match. Kurt Angle was set to defend his title against Steve Austin, Triple H, The Undertaker, and Rikishi.

In the promo, The Rock imitated all his opponents in what was arguably the best promo in WWE history.

1. The Rock trolls Billy Gunn

In 1999, The Rock was feuding with heel Billy Gunn, and this is when he made his best-ever promo. He told a story of how Gunn said a prayer, but Rock used a child's voice.

"Oh dear God you see my name's Billy and I just won King of the Ring, but there's one problem...everybody still thinks that I absolutely (expletive)!"

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WWE's top 5 botches

Sports Brief earlier reported on the biggest botches in WWE history.

Owen Hart's tragedy is still fresh in the minds of wrestling fans, but it remains a touchy subject.

Stone Cold Steve Austin's broken neck and Brock Lesnar's botched shooting star press move in a Wrestlemania are some of the most infamous botches.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.